Trump ‘misleading’ on son’s Russia meeting
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump dictated a statement, later shown to be misleading, in which son Donald Trump jr said a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer in June last year was not related to his father’s presidential campaign, says the Washington Post.
Trump jr released e-mails in July that showed he eagerly agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as part of Moscow’s official support for his father.
The Washington Post said Trump advisers agreed Trump jr should issue a truthful account of the episode so it “couldn’t be repudiated later if full details emerged”. Reuters